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ca_guide:france-and-french [2010/05/18 20:06] (current)
dukla2000 Removed Breakdown paragraph to "Driving in France" chapter
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**Loos**: Most public loos are looked after by a concierge whose responsibility it is to keep them clean.  At the circuit, they also keep the stash of loo paper on the table outside with them – so don’t forget to help yourself before you go in or things could get unpleasant!  They expect to be tipped (30 centimes is about right) but on the up-side also expect to be told if there is a problem.  So, if you find that the previous occupant has left his or her dinner behind, then you will cause no offence by mentioning this! **Loos**: Most public loos are looked after by a concierge whose responsibility it is to keep them clean.  At the circuit, they also keep the stash of loo paper on the table outside with them – so don’t forget to help yourself before you go in or things could get unpleasant!  They expect to be tipped (30 centimes is about right) but on the up-side also expect to be told if there is a problem.  So, if you find that the previous occupant has left his or her dinner behind, then you will cause no offence by mentioning this!
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-===== Breaking down ===== 
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-No matter how well prepared your car is, this happens!  Be aware, that roadside assistance, per se, does not really exist in France.  Even if you are covered by a European breakdown policy, the chances are that you will be towed to the nearest garage, rather than having the problem (however minor) sorted on the roadside. Although the cost of the tow itself will probably be covered under your policy, be aware that some smaller local garages my ask you to pay, and claim the costs back once you return to the UK (this has happened to the writer!) 
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-^ English      ^ French       ^  
-| Car    | La voiture; l’auto; la bagnole (slang)|  
-|Broken down    | En panne| 
-|My car is broken down    | Ma voiture est en panne| 
-|Engine    | Le moteur| 
-|Gearbox    | La boite de vitesse| 
-|Tyre    | Le pneu| 
-|Clutch    | L’embrayage| 
-|Brakes    | Les freins| 
-|Hose    | Le tuyau| 
-|Oil    | L’huile| 
-|Petrol    | Essence| 
-|Diesel    | Gazole| 
-|4* fuel    | Super| 
-|Exhaust    | L’échappement| 
-|Exhaust pipe    | Le pot d’échappement| 
-|Steering    | La direction| 
-|Headlight    | Le phare| 
-|Windscreen    | Le pare-brise| 
 
ca_guide/france-and-french.txt · Last modified: 2010/05/18 20:06 by dukla2000

 
 
   
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